Treasure Hunt This Weekend?
by: Alan Peak , Colorado5/25/2012
Last month saw the end of the video contest with the winner taking home a GoPro and many other prizes. We saw some amazing entries from around the state, each with their own unique style. I was excited that there was so much participation. Kudos for everyone that tried their hand at making a video, but it is not over.
Realizing that not everyone has video making capabilities I wanted to do something a little different this month. With some help from a few members we came up with an idea that everyone can participate in, Geo-Caching. Think of Geo-Caching as a treasure hunt. Normally, after following clues you would track down a hidden item, normally something small inside a container. After you have found the item, you would replace it with another so that someone else can hunt it down. Thus, a long chain of people will exchange random trinkets, in a never ending treasure hunt. For this Geo-Cache, you get to keep what you find and you do not have to replace anything.
Eagle Claw generously gave me four Trailmaster fishing rods
to give away in another contest. They are four pieced, medium action with an impressively engraved aluminum reel seat. I have been playing around with these rods all over Colorado and I dropped a few off at some of my favorite places. Here are some clues...
Rod #1: A trout weighing 3.764 pounds was caught here last week. This trout was very profitable. Look for the rod at this lake. You may have to follow the trail around the lake to find it. The rod is less than 40 feet from the trail. Here you will find a Rainbow Trailmaster.
Rod #2: Brown trout are beautiful fish. They love hitting stone flies. If you were to see a martini on the Ark, keep walking across the river. Here you will find a Brown Trailmaster.
Rod #3: Lake trout are hard to catch sometimes. I know three lakes right next to each other where you can find them. The middle lake is my favorite and offers great views of a purple mountain. Here you will find a Mac Trailmaster.
Rod #4: Fishing close to home is fun, especially when you do not have time to drive. My favorite spot for saugeye is well within the city limits. This small reservoir has a bad reputation for smelling funny, but by night has some nice fishing. Find mile marker 35 and walk toward the river. Here you will find a Saugeye Trailmaster.
Once they are found, I will post pictures and mark them off the list so that you do not try to go find something that is not there.
If you do not find a fishing rod this weekend, but you try to hunt one down, you should have a great time fishing these spots.
If you need some more clues, check out Eagle Claw's Facebook page.
A Trailmaster in it's yellow tube!
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JKaboom, CO 5/25/2012 11:52:32 PM
Man, I wish I wasn't on a walking restriction right now but I totally dig this contest. Great rigs from the sponser Eagle Claw!!! Good luck to all of you and tight lines :)
Alan Peak (moosegoose), CO 5/25/2012 11:58:47 PM
JKaboom, most of the rods are pretty easy to get to!! Just a bit hard to find! Hope you feel better soon.
Coloradomrg, CO 5/26/2012 9:28:42 AM
Wonder who will find em first?!?
Alan Peak (moosegoose), CO 5/26/2012 10:07:10 AM
People are close! No one has emailed or phone me yet. All of the tubes, with the exception of one, have my phone and email in it.
Alan Peak (moosegoose), CO 5/26/2012 10:39:03 AM
Rod #1 is still in it's place as of 8:30am 5/26/12! (This one is the easiest one to find)
culinarypunk, CO 5/26/2012 10:48:55 AM
I hope 2 is there tomorrow morning and 4 on Monday.....
Alan Peak (moosegoose), CO 5/26/2012 10:58:19 AM
One of FXR's members sent me an email about rod #2. He was close. I would suggest bringing a stick to uncover this one. It is not buried but covered with leaves and a few thorns.
Alan Peak (moosegoose), CO 5/26/2012 10:59:32 AM
Side note: None of these rods are buried underground. Some are not covered at all. Some are covered with leaves, grass, etc.
Alan Peak (moosegoose), CO 5/26/2012 1:55:21 PM
Rod #4 was just found! Congrats. Pictures to come.
LarsCS, CO 5/26/2012 7:45:46 PM
Just got my car back from the shop and wanted to head out for trailmaster #4. Glad I checked the update first. Great idea and nice dispersed placement of the various trailmasters.
Alan Peak (moosegoose), CO 5/26/2012 9:30:47 PM
Rod #1 found!!
Alan Peak (moosegoose), CO 5/28/2012 8:46:33 PM
Rods #1,#2, and #4 have been found by fishexplorer members! Rod #3 remains!
itchyreelfinger, CO 5/29/2012 11:02:02 AM
I think I know where it is and looked this weekend but didn't find it. I'll be back this weekend.
Alan Peak (moosegoose), CO 5/29/2012 9:10:42 PM
Itchy, which rod were you looking for?
itchyreelfinger, CO 5/30/2012 8:55:37 AM
#3....I seriously had a dream last night that I could see it but couldn't get to it! I think thats a sign of sickness when you are dreaming about finding a hidden fishing rod...haha
Alan Peak (moosegoose), CO 5/30/2012 9:06:36 AM
Haha! It is the hardest rod to find. Check out Eagle Claw's facebook page. There should be another clue popping up today.
itchyreelfinger, CO 5/30/2012 11:03:08 AM
Alright. I "liked" the page. I am also hooked up with yours. Gimme another hint!!
Alan Peak (moosegoose), CO 5/30/2012 3:47:09 PM
I talked gave the photo's and hint over to the social media manager. He will be posting it soon.
Alan Peak (moosegoose), CO 6/3/2012 8:52:46 PM
Last one was found today!!